Officer, Resolution Team
Working with the Rwandan Government, NewGlobe is partnering to provide a last-mile, integrated solution to transform Rwanda public schools into globally competitive public schools. The programme, titled RwandaEQUIP, will achieve this through using an innovative technology and data-driven platform, coupled with high quality learning materials, effective training and ongoing coaching for teachers and school leaders, and technology-enabled support teams to create 360-degree support for learning outcomes.
RwandaEQUIP builds upon the Government of Rwanda’s previous investments and policy decisions to create a last-mile solution to ensure that this reform translates into improved learning outcomes for students. RwandaEQUIP will ensure that all children of Rwanda have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Instructional design Department
The Instructional Design department produces the instructional materials that are used in our schools
worldwide. This department has team members based in multiple Bridge support offices, organised
into teams that each work on a portfolio of projects. Driving student achievement through the
development of rigorous content is our first priority, and the Instructional Design department structures
all our lessons, textbooks, and other materials to ensure this.
About the role
Instructional Design associates are based in Kenya, India, Nigeria, the United States, and Rwanda. This role is based in Rwanda, but will likely include remote collaboration with teams overseas.
As an Instructional Design associate, you join a team working to make a difference in the world. In the markets we serve, the number of pupils attending school is soaring, but the quality of most schools, according to international experts, is low. Associates produce quality learning materials to improve thousands of children’s daily academic experience.
One core tenet of our approach to instruction at Bridge is providing extensive opportunities for pupil practice. We create “teacher guides” (daily lesson plans delivered by e-reader), textbooks, and other materials with that goal in mind — all as a means to improving learning gains among pupils.
What you will do
- Create detailed lesson plans based on national syllabi and other sources for all subjects, under the guidance of a supervisor with instructional expertise
- Edit lesson materials (lesson plans, textbooks, exams) to ensure they are free of errors and inconsistencies
- Create assessments for all subjects
- Participate in ongoing pedagogical training in instructional design
- Learn and apply aspects of print production in the form of writing art specs and styling manuscripts
- Jump into new, unusual projects with other Academics or other Instructional Design teams
What you should have
- One or more years of experience in education, editing, or writing
- A bachelor’s degree
- Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; French desirable
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Consistent capacity to meet deadlines, meticulous attention to detail
- High degree of professionalism in communication and time management
- Ability and willingness to write, solve, and explain primary school level maths problems
- Flexibility, ability to process and respond to new information quickly
- A team-oriented approach
- Ability to receive and effectively apply feedback
- Desire to engage creatively even with tedious or repetitive assignments
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word
You Are Also
- A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
- A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, RwandaEQUIP works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
- A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
- A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
- A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
- A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.